Lagos is doubling down on kicking out thousands of waterfront slum dwellers - Quartz

Lagos is doubling down on kicking out thousands of waterfront slum dwellers  QuartzFor many Nigerians, living in Lagos, the commercial capital that’s home to 21 million people, is part of the Nigerian dream. For the people of Otodo...

Lagos is doubling down on kicking out thousands of waterfront slum dwellers - Quartz
Lagos is doubling down on kicking out thousands of waterfront slum dwellers  Quartz

For many Nigerians, living in Lagos, the commercial capital that’s home to 21 million people, is part of the Nigerian dream. For the people of Otodo Gbame, it is anything but. And they found that out, again, this past Sunday (Apr.9). In the past six months, on three different occasions, residents of the waterfront slum on the Lagos lagoon have woken up to state task force crews forcibly evicting thousands of them from their homes and then watching as those homes are demolished. The first evictions, back in November, saw 30,000 residents kicked out of their homes in a process which left 15 p...